Missaukee

Missaukee County was once part of Mackinac County and was then organized in 1871.  It was named for an Ottawa chief, Nesaukee, who had signed the treaties of 1831 and 1833.  One translation of the name is ‘large mouth of the river.’

Its county seat is Lake City.  Contiguous counties are Kalkaska, Roscommon, Clare, Osceola and Wexford.

Selected general works

Missaukee County Historical Society
Missaukee county family histories. 1983.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M655 M65z 1983

Missaukee County History Center, Missaukee District Library, Lake City Michigan 49651 presents the Fred C. Hirzel Collection. 1993.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M655 M55 1993

Jager, Ronald.
Eighty acres: elegy for a family farm. 1990.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M65 J34 1990

Corwin, Nancy.
Land owners Missaukee County, Michigan. 1995.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M65 C67 1995

Selected newspapers

Lake City
Missaukee Republican. 1905-1963 [some years missing]
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPER MICROFILM 2S

Lake City
Missaukee Sentinel. 1990-2008
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPER MICROFILM 2S

Lake City
Waterfront. 1959-1995.
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPER MICROFILM 2S

Lake City.
Plain Dealer. 1918-1919.
LIB OF MICH NEWSPAPER MICROFILM 2S

Selected plats, maps, and atlases

Rockford Map Publishers.
Land Atlas and plat book, Missaukee County, Michigan. 1981-97.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413.M55 R6

W.S. McAlpine Map Co.
Map of Missaukee County, Michigan. 1941.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N UNDERSIZE G4113.M55 1941 .W7

W.W. Hixson & Co.
Plat book of Missaukee County, Michigan. 1930?.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413.M55 H5 1930

Geo. A. Ogle & Co..
Standard atlas of Missaukee County, Michigan: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county… 1906.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N Folio G1413.M55 G94 1906 and Microfilm F566.C67 1973 r.58 no. 184

Farm & Home publishers
Missaukee County, Michigan 2007-2009 plat book. 2007
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413.M55 G46 F37 2007

Selected records, indexes, and transcriptions

Missaukee cemetery books index. 2002-
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M65 M652 volumes

Corwin, Nancy
Index to the 1906 Missaukee County, Michigan plat map. 1994?
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N G1413.M5 C6 1994

Spitsbergen-Brown, R.J..
Index of residents of Missaukee County, 1870, 1880 & 1890. 1986.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M65 I58 1986

Missaukee County Historical Society.
Missaukee County family histories.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N F572.M65 M65z 1983

Selected government publications

U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. Information Center
Community profile, Missaukee County, Michigan. 1967?
LIB OF MICH US DOCS 4S PrEx 10.9/5:M 69

Frederick, William E.
Soil survey of Missaukee County, Michigan. 1985.
LIB OF MICH US DOC REFERENCE 2N A 57.38:M 69/4 and US DOCS 4S A 57.38:M 69/4

Updated 11/29/2018